Was the Us Justified in Dropping Atomic Bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

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Conventional wisdom has it that America was justifiable after all by dropping a lethal bomb on a city full of civilians and soldiers, because their aim was to end the war. However, America was not reasonable by underestimating the human values, not warning them with the presence of an atomic bomb and leaving ever-lasting effects on a city. The atomic bombs that were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki killed 100,000 people. The atomic bomb is described as “the most dangerous threat the world has ever seen” (allvoices, 2011). It literally opened a new era in warfare. Dropping such a bomb can not have any good intentions in it, even though it actually made the war end.

America suggests that using the atomic bomb was the best solution they had in order to prevent the death of more Japanese and American soldiers. They say that if they hadn’t used it then there would be a land invasion and a lot more people would die because Japanese soldiers are people who will do anything to win for the sake of their emperor and honor. However, if only their intention was really to decrease the number of the people who were going to be murdered, bring peace to the world and end the war than they wouldn’t drop the bomb on two big cities where a lot of people live. They would make a demonstration and drop it somewhere where there is not a sign of life. This way, the Japanese would be scared of another bomb and surrender and this kind of a massacre wouldn’t happen. Yet America knew that in case of a land invasion their chances of winning was not that high because of the dedication of the Japanese soldiers.

The number of people who were viciously murdered in a blink of an eye by the atomic bomb cannot be condoned. If the reason why America had used the bomb was to end the war then they would think about the innocent civilians they would be killing too. The fact that they were trained doesn’t affect their innocence; they are still considered as innocent civilians because they...
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